Student Research Expo
The College of Science is pleased to announce the results of our 14th annual Student Research Exposition. All of our 44 entries deserve praise, and we’re very proud of the quality of student research that was on display today. Our panel of distinguished judges selected two outstanding posters in each of the Undergraduate Category and the Graduate Category, as well as the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Award.
Undergraduate Division outstanding posters:
- George May (Microbiology). The effects of the gut microbiota on diabetic enteric neuropathy.
Faculty mentor: Onesmo Balemba
- Samuel Myers (Physics / Mathematics). Using variable stars to constrain planetary formation theories.
Faculty mentor: Jason Barnes
Graduate Division outstanding posters:
- Clinton Elg (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology). Do human pathogens better retain novel multi-drug-resistant plasmids after coevolution with a single plasmid type?
Faculty mentor: Eva Top
- Emmanuel Ijezie (Biology). Rhinovirus curtails disease severity in respiratory viral co-infections in mice.
Faculty mentor: Tanya Miura
Sigma Xi Award:
- Mellisa Clemons (Microbiology / Molecular Biology and Biochemistry). Synaptic convergence for night vision in the mammalian rod visual circuit.
Faculty mentor: Peter Fuerst
How to Participate in the Expo
The application period is in early fall of each year. See information below about eligibility, poster evaluation and prizes.
Any undergraduate with a declared major in the College of Science is eligible, regardless of the affiliation of the faculty member supervising the research. Also, undergraduates from majors outside the College of Science who work on research projects with College of Science faculty are encouraged to participate. Other students who wish to participate may petition for eligibility by contacting Associate Dean Mark Nielsen.
Any University of Idaho graduate student participating in research supervised by a College of Science faculty member is eligible. Other students who wish to participate may petition for eligibility by contacting Associate Dean Mark Nielsen.
Participants will be judged on the methodology and results of the research (40%), the design and layout of the poster (30%) and the clarity of a short presentation given to judges as they tour the displayed posters (30%).
- Two Outstanding Graduate Student Research Awards of $100 each
- Two Outstanding Undergraduate Student Research Awards of $100 each
- College of Science T-shirt or mug for all participants!
See winners and feature stories of our participants from our past Expos